Volume 12 – 2008

Mark’s Model Plane Miscellany by Mark Davies The Hobby Boss kit of the Mig-3 has been widely and favourably reviewed as being the most accurate and best 1/72 scale kit of this subject. It represents a late production version. The most significant error appears to be the continuation of the […]

Hobby Boss 1/72 Mikoyan & Gurevich MiG-3

Part 2: de Havilland and Others  by Raul Hrubisko   Back to Early British Jets – Part 1: Gloster’s Contribution de Havilland DH 100 Vampire On April 22nd, 1942 de Havilland received a go-ahead for construction of two prototypes of its own jet design. The first prototype originally called Spider […]

Early British Jets -Part 2

Part 1: Gloster’s Contribution by Raul Hrubisko In the beginning of 1938, British Air Ministry decided to put an order to Gloster for the development of a new experimental aircraft powered by the new Whittle jet engine. With this the British aircraft industry entered the jet age. A contract E.28/39 […]

Early British Jets

An Old-School Bridge Layer From the Future by Stellan Englund This time I’m back with another head-first dive into the possibilities of the Warhammer 40K series from Games Workshop. As before (see the Hunting Russ Mk II project in the October 2007 issue of the IPMS Stockholm Magazine), the original […]

Road to Hell

Mark’s Model Plane Miscellany Legato 1/72 Letov S.139 by Mark Davies For a change from the Academy’s modern mainstream offering described in my other article this month, here’s something completely different. I have had little success in finding information in English on the Letov S.139. I have however managed to find […]

Letov S.139

The Portuguese Jaguars, No. 301 Squadron Portuguese Air Force ”Jaguares” is one of the many seasoned units who adopted the spirit of the great ”Tiger squadron” community. Special Tiger paint schemes are always prevalent at Tiger Meets. This colour scheme, fittingly representing a jaguar rather than tiger, was applied to […]

Alpha Jet Jaguar

by Mark Davies What better way to introduce the Islander than lift a quote from Britten Norman’s website? “The ubiquitous Islander is the best-selling commercial aircraft produced in Western Europe. Adaptable, versatile and durable, it has an unsurpassed record of solving transportation problems simply and economically in some of the […]

Airfix 1/72 Britten Norman Islander

by Serge Haelterman The six-wheeled, 6×6 drive M8 Greyhound is arguably the most recognizable US wheeled armoured vehicle of World War II. Following on from the earlier and much-acclaimed release of the M8 Greyhound, this newer Tamiya kit is a logical elaboration on the same subject. The M20 Armored Utility Car […]

Tamiya M20 Armored Utility Car

Mark’s Model Plane Miscellany Academy 1/72 Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver by Mark Davies The SB2C is generally viewed as a rather lacklustre replacement for the US Navy’s SBD dive bomber. Protracted development and appalling quality control and reliability issues (until the SB2C-5 at least) did much to damage the aircraft’s reputation early […]

Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver

Modelling the Polikarpov I-16 of Fiodor Zakharowitch Kalugin by Tomasz Gronczewski Fiodor Zakharowitch Kalugin was one of the lesser-known Soviet fighter aces, despite the fact that his tally counted as many as 27 enemy aircraft destroyed (21 individual and 6 team victories). He was one of the VVS veterans who […]

Type 10 or Else

  Models that sport bare metal skins attract attention because they look very authentic. At the same time some modellers may prefer the simple presentation of an aircraft undisturbed by complex camouflage patterns. It seems that most bare metal modellers are fans of USAF fighters and bombers that appeared between […]

Bare Metal and USAF Aircraft